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International Rose Test Garden

Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #5 of 278 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This is the best! If your are serious about roses, you need to visit. I'm in the business of horticulture, and, they are doing things right here. Your friends can come for the amazing view!

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San Jose
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained garden in a really nice area. Unfortunately for us none of the roses were in bloom. I imagine it is gorgeous in the spring though.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I thought it would be nicer than what it was. It was nice to stroll through and check out the different varieties but during our trip in November a lot of them weren't in full bloom. Nonetheless, enjoyable to walk around. We stopped here while visiting the Japanese gardens which are definitely worth it.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you garden, love roses, and want to see the amazing diversity of rose varieties in beautiful individual beds, this place is for you!

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

if you love roses, well worth visiting and enjoying the profusion of color and scents. Even if you are not a big fan of the flower it is a worthwhile experience to at least stroll through and appreciate the beauty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place has so many varieties of roses that I would find it hard to believe that there are any varieties they do not have. A great place to spend some relaxing time walking on a nice day. Certainly something that is nicer on a Spring or Summer day. Usually not very crowded and is spread out enough that even... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Go on a clear day and not only will you see beautiful flowers, but some amazing panoramic views! The grounds are beautiful and well kept, and there are so many different color roses it is really amazing.

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Victorville, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was an absolutely beautiful way to spend the day. The International Rose Test Garden will amaze your senses with the wonders of sights of the gorgeous plants, flowers, arrangements and marvelous fragrances of them all. Parking can be a bit difficult as it is a very popular attraction.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Not sure why I stopped in winter, but I have always heard about the Rose Garden and wanted to see it. The garden seemed very orderly and peaceful, I will definitely try to make it back in summer some time to see it in full bloom.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Welcome to the city of roses. First, the garden does have a wonderful view of downtown Portland. The test Garden is best visited during the blooming season - Spring and Summer are the time to be there. You won't believe the number of roses they have. Difficult to find parking - best to take the Metro.

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